Budget-Savvy Strategies for Designing Your Dream Home from Scratch


Published: June 11, 2024
Updated: March 28, 2024

Customizing a new build is a dream come true for many homeowners. From choosing the exterior design to hand-picking the floorplan down to the sparkly finishes, it’s a process that requires extensive time and attention to detail. There’s energy efficiency and durability to consider, as well as flooring, ceiling height, tile design, and appliances. Without the proper guide, it can be overwhelming when considering where to allocate your money.

We asked our pool of readers and interior designers the tips they followed when evaluating the budget of their new builds, and the feedback was beyond encouraging. A few tasteful recommendations include buying hardware in bulk on Amazon and DIY’ing your trim, but truthfully, the opportunities for saving money are endless. By doing extensive research, asking the proper questions, and choosing your own vendors, there are many avenues for creating a home that is perfectly suited to not only your taste but also your pocketbook. Read on for all our best insider tips to creating the home of your dreams!

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